This spring Michelle Lelièvre, instructor in American Studies and Anthropology, collaborated with W&M Libraries staff on a multimedia assignment for her COLL 100 course, Hear Here: The Oral History of Williamsburg. When W&M classes moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she, like other W&M faculty, quickly tailored her course plans for a digital environment.
“I designed the class to be an echo of another course I instruct called The Williamsburg Documentary Project. It is research-based, and one of the main methodologies for students is to go into the Williamsburg community to collect oral histories. Then they incorporate those oral histories into their final project,” Lelièvre said.